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Women Are Supposed to Be Silent in Church?

Say what? The Bible says women can’t speak during church? This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you. Pastor Mike talks about a sermon series he did looking at God and gender. You can watch that series here: https://timeofgrace.org/series/god-and-gender/

Life’s Challenges

You were not meant to carry your burdens

Young adults and the elderly seem to share the ability to be transparent. On New Year’s Eve, a young man sat in my living…

Life’s Challenges

How to Deal With Shame

Shame is the unshakable feeling that we don’t belong, tempting us to run away from God and his people. Shame can be tied to something done to us, something we have done, or something we have continued to do. As hard as it is to open up about shame, it’s even harder to address in the church. Pastor Mike dares us to cross that line and show what can happen when a Christian community learns to deal with shame.

Friends & Family

Collectivity

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875–1961) made important contributions to the field of psychology. He laid a foundation for understanding different personality types by classifying…

Living My Faith

Church family

If I was prepared for ministry the way Jesus prepared his disciples for ministry, I’m not sure I would have made it. While a…

Life’s Challenges

How to Deal With People

The people in our lives can lead us in different directions, good and bad. There are fools, the wise, and everyone in between. So how do we deal with people? How do we find our people? How do we know whom to trust? And whom to avoid? With the guidance of the wisest man in the ancient world, Pastor Mike gives us biblical insight on how to deal with people.

Life’s Challenges

Arise and shine. God is here!

Christmas joy and Christmas grief are the unavoidable extremes of Christmas. Parents of young children, the healthy, and those who have successfully had more…

Depression & Anxiety

Christianity and mental health

Last December, Gallup reported that our country’s mental health was as low as it has ever been since they started gathering data in 2001….

Living My Faith

Love defined: Fist bumps, handshakes, and hugs

The night before the cross, Jesus prayed that Christians would love each other. “I pray also for those who will believe in me through…

Living My Faith

The evangelistic power of love

How much money would you pay for a “+1 pass” to heaven? If you could be guaranteed that your best friend or your brother…

Living My Faith

Worship is proclaiming

Have you ever been dating someone who wants to keep your relationship on the down low? Who doesn’t want to go anywhere publicly with…

Living My Faith

Life’s a song

My three-year-old granddaughter, Addison, has the lead role in her own musicals. Her life is filled with songs. She’s in a very happy head…